Batman: The Bat-Murderer

This composition is the soundtrack to a comic animation bringing to life the famous and beloved 4-part series “The Bat-Murderer” from the 1970’s which was written by Len Wein. In this exciting graphic novel Batman is framed for the murder of Talia al Ghul and struggling to prove his innocence until he gets unexpected help from an old acquaintance, the Creeper.

The story is an old-fashioned crime story with a touch of “noir” and it has lots of characters and twists and turns. The challenge in scoring the animation video was developing a musical identity despite scenes were much shorter than they would have been in a real movie. I went with a set of leitmotives (for Batman, Talia, Ra’s al Ghul and the Creeper) and applied them in a 1970’s-, Goldsmith-kind of fashion.

 

Featured Track: Resolution

 

TrackNameLengthDownload
1.How It All Started3:28
2.The Gala Robbery2:18
3.Guilty As Charged3:09
4.Batman On The News0:58
5.To See A Man About A Murder3:12
6.Break-In At The Big House2:26
7.Guards1:52
8.Escape0:51
9.At The Cemetery2:11
10.Alfred's News, Enter The Creeper1:47
11.Confrontation At The zoo3:01
12.Circus Investigation2:01
13.Slapleather Smith's Wagon2:06
14.Pursuing The Dwarf1:59
15.Most Generous Offer, Finale Grande5:12
16.Resolution1:58
17.End Credits Suite3:42

 

Featured Video: Batman: The Bat-Murderer Part 1

Visit my YouTube channel for parts 2 to 4 and the trailer video!